African-Americans Face Disproportionate Risks for Heart Attack and Stroke 0For the first time, cardiovascular health guidelines released in 2013 give doctors an accurate formula to use in calculating heart attack and stroke risk for African-Americans—who face different risks for each. New guidelines allow doctors to evaluate heart risks and stroke at the same time, rather than using two separate figures to gauge a person’s overall risk. Additionally, the updated guidelines are not solely based on research from a predominantly white test population.
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New Guidelines Show More People Could Benefit From Statin Use Than Doctors Originally Thought 0The most dramatic piece of new evidence suggests an additional 33 million people could be eligible for statin use based on updated evaluation procedures and risk assessments.
Here Are Three Common Medications That Could Increase Side Effects of Statins 0
One of the main things to consider before treating your high cholesterol with statins is dietary interaction. These interactions could increase your chances of experiencing certain side effects of statins, such as headache or muscle pain.